Category Articles: Religious

Book Review: ‘Temple Economics’ by Sandeep Singh – A Guide of Historical & Modern Challenges to our “Nucleus” of Arthvyavastha

July 13, 2024
Book Review: ‘Temple Economics’ by Sandeep Singh – A Guide of Historical & Modern Challenges to our “Nucleus” of Arthvyavastha

Book Review by Saumya Bhatt 'Temple Economics (Arthvyavastha of Mandir)' is a meticulously researched book written by Sandeep Singh. This book(volume-1) delves into the historical and ongoing challenges faced by Hindu temples in India. Singh outlines the destructive impact of historical invasions, colonialism, and modern secular governance on the Hindu temples and their wealth. He emphasizes how despite India's independence in 1947, Hindu temples remained under the control of the secular g...Read More

ABVP cadres cleaned the roads after Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

July 08, 2024
ABVP cadres cleaned the roads after Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: The 147th Rath Yatra of Bhagwan Jagannath took place on Sunday, drawing thousands of devotees to join the procession. However, after the Yatra concluded, the 18 km route was left strewn with visible litter. In response, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) initiated a cleaning campaign, with over 200 student volunteers cleaning the Rath Yatra route. For the past five years, the task of cleaning this waste has been undertaken through the Students for Seva initiative of ...Read More

Ambaji Temple modifies darshan timings at beginning of Gupt Navratri

July 07, 2024
Ambaji Temple modifies darshan timings at beginning of Gupt Navratri

Banaskantha: The Ambaji Temple has revised its darshan timings with the commencement of Gupt Navratri today. The changes in darshan timings will take place from tomorrow 7th July. Mansarovar Pooja is conducted by Bhattji Maharaj of Ambaji Temple on Ashadhi Bij on the day of Rath Yatra. Thereafter, the darshan timings at the temple will change including halting of the afternoon Aarti. Visitors to Ambaji Temple can now plan their visits according to the updated schedule: Darshan Ti...Read More

Live: Rath Yatra 2024 from Ahmedabad, Gujarat online darshan

July 07, 2024

Ahmedabad: 147th Rath Yatra of Bhagwan Jagannath, Bahen Subhadra and Bhai Balabhadra is taking place today after Pahind ceremony performed by the Chief Minister of Gujarat in the morning. Total 23,600 jawans are guarding the Rath Yatra through its 16 km route in Eastern part of Ahmedabad city. 4500 police men in addition to Border Security Force(BSF) and Rapid Action Force(RAF) are involved in bandobast of the yatra which passes through the areas populated by Hindus and Muslims. The yatra wh...Read More

Ahmedabad gears up for 147th Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 on Ashadi Beej

July 06, 2024
Ahmedabad gears up for 147th Jagannath Rath Yatra 2024 on Ashadi Beej

Ahmedabad: The City is gearing up for the 147th Jagannath Rath Yatra of Bhagwan Jagannath, accompanied by his siblings Subhadra and Balbhadra, set to commence on Sunday morning. This annual procession, marking Ashadi Beej, holds great significance for devotees and residents alike. Before the Rath Yatra kicks off, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will perform the auspicious Mangala Aarti of Bhagwan Jagannath at around 4:30 am. Following this, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will conduct the tradit...Read More

Ahmedabad Police warn against posting religiously offensive content regarding Rath Yatra

July 06, 2024
Ahmedabad Police warn against posting religiously offensive content regarding Rath Yatra

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Police issued an advisory urging caution before posting provocative or religiously offensive content related to Rath Yatra on social media. During the 147th Rath Yatra of God Jagannathji on Sunday, the Ahmedabad Rural Cyber Cell and the Local Crime Branch (LCB) will monitor all social media platforms. Police warned that legal action will be taken against anyone posting content that hurts religious sentiments, triggers unrest, or spreads false messages and rumors. DeshGuja...Read More

Morbi Municipality issues final notice to BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Trust for removing illegal construction

July 02, 2024
Morbi Municipality issues final notice to BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Trust for removing illegal construction

Morbi: Morbi Municipality issued a final notice to the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Trust to remove illegal construction in the Machchhu River within 24 hours. The notice emphasised that if the Trust fails to comply within 24 hours, the municipality will remove the construction at the Trust's expense. Despite previous notices from the municipality, the Trust has not taken substantial action. The municipality emphasised the need for complete removal to prevent potential flood risks in the river's ...Read More

ISKCON to construct temple at Bhuj in Kutch; Khatmuhurta and Snana Yatra ceremony held

June 27, 2024
ISKCON to construct temple at Bhuj in Kutch; Khatmuhurta and Snana Yatra ceremony held

Bhuj: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) will construct a new temple in Bhuj. The Khatmuhurta ceremony for the temple took place on June 26th, followed by the traditional Snana Yatra of Lord Jagannath. Kalanath Chaitanya Prabhu, head of ISKCON Ahmedabad, conducted the ceremonial aarti accompanied by Harinam Sankirtan. Following the Khatmuhurta, Advaitsinh Prabhuji, Vice President of ISKCON Ahmedabad, led the aarti, followed by devotees participating in Jalabhishek. ...Read More

Video of luxurious wedding invitation of Anant Ambani – Radhika Merchant goes viral

June 27, 2024
Video of luxurious wedding invitation of Anant Ambani – Radhika Merchant goes viral

Mumbai: A video of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding invitation has gone viral. The video of opening of invitation was shared widely on social media platforms, capturing attention for its unique presentation and religious significance. The invitation is in the form of a luxurious red box resembling a temple closet, adorned with lights. When the box is opened, a small silver temple glides out, playing the Vishnu Sahastranamam Stotra . The silver temple features sculptures of Gods Vis...Read More

Morbi Municipality again issues notice to Swaminarayan Temple to remove illegal construction

June 27, 2024
Morbi Municipality again issues notice to Swaminarayan Temple to remove illegal construction

Morbi: The Morbi Municipality has again issued a notice to the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple administration to remove illegal constructions within two days. The notice is directed to twelve individuals including the temple administration.Citizens had complained about illegal construction by the BAPS Swaminarayan Temple on the Machchhu riverbank. An investigation by the district collector and other officials confirmed these illegal constructions, which fall under the Morbi municipality's jurisdictio...Read More